Source Water Planning
Source Water Policy- Ohio
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Jurisdiction implements this indicator
Jurisdiction does not implement this indicator
Jurisdiction partially implements this indicator
Groundwater protection planning is required
Groundwater protection planning is not required for CWS in the state of Ohio.
Watershed scale protection planning is required
Drinking water source protection planning is done at the municipal level.
Dedicated protection plans are required at the community water supply scale
Dedicated funding is available to implement plans
Periodic updates to plans are required
Requirements for plan updates are not specified for the state of Ohio.
In the U.S. for Fiscal Year 2022, State Revolving Fund set-asides were used for source water protection programs
“Ohio EPA utilized the Wellhead Protection Set-aside to fund activities specified in the Drinking Water State Revolving Funds Intended Use Plan for Program Year 2010 (DW SRF IUP). These funds were used to complete source water assessment and wellhead protection activities for public water systems; assist communities developing wellhead protection/source water protection plans; conduct source water protection education and outreach; provide technical assistance; and general administrative and information management support.”